Stoked beyond belief. It is SUCH a relief to be able to share this project with y'all. Better than that though, are the reactions I've gotten from people. They are TOO good NOT to share.
From my best friend and her daughter - both are fashion obsessed and each have their own talented eye but what is even better are their descriptions of who lives in this bathroom. It's a sordid Mini-Series one pager that I simply must share:
GINA: "Natasha and I spent the whole drive home imagining the woman who owns your bathroom. She has a cat. She is unmarried but has an equally independent and accomplished man. She may let him sleep over now and again. He won't whine when she sends him home. She has a small balcony off her bedroom and a library but no media room. Etc. Natasha says she wants that bathroom and the life that goes with it.
A bathroom that evokes a life to aspire to."
She then wrote further:
"The other story details are that the woman has a wardrobe at least the size of her bathroom, which will feature a wonderful full length mirror, have some sort of elegant velvet chair to lay things out on and have her many purses artfully displayed. The cat will be pale grey and will not have a pushed in face. The doors out to her wee balcony, where she takes her morning coffee (big enough for one, two if she is in the mood to let the man sleep over) will be divine windowed doors (Paris!) with wonderful hardware. Her kitchen is elegant but small, because she doesn't cook often, but of course when she does it is wonderful as she won't waste her time otherwise. She will have lovely living and dining rooms (probably somewhat like the Hurndale dining room), but her home will be mainly for herself so there will be no large dining or other entertainment space. It is not a very large home, but one made of few, large rooms to serve the owner. She will have a TV but it will be concealed. Everything will flow from the style set by the bathroom.
We petered out a bit after the bedroom/wardrobe. Obviously we like luxury beds and baths, pretty clothes and want to avoid cooking. Lazy, clean, well dressed and lazy again. Ha ha."
Can I just say how much I love that a space that I conceived with my team - Celia had huge input, that was brought to life in drawings by Asa and the support of Veronika Miller from Modenus and finally BUILT by Earl Kendall and his amazing team of Creative Geniuses. How much do I love Nora De Palma and the entire team at American Standard???
But it DOES get better.
Celia showed the site to her boyfriend Angus and he had his own take on the space:
ANGUS: " I love it! What a beautiful bathroom. It is SO intense - reminds me of a place that an evil wizard would go to poop. A RICH, EVIL wizard with good taste though!"
Best Testamonials ever.